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Definitions of hereditary

  1. HEREDITARILY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Passing from an ancestor to a descendant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Descending by inheritance: transmitted from parents to their offspring. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Descending by inheritance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Descending by inheritance; transmitted by descent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. That has descended from an ancestor; that may be transmitted from parent to offspring. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. Transmitted or possibly transmissible from parent to offspring, as a special quality or condition. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for hereditary

  1. These titles constituted as many hereditary charges reserved for the lesser nobility. – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff
  2. In mind and body, both, the poor girl was in the condition which offered its opportunity to the lurking hereditary taint. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
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